NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Midwest Region Finals – NC State Wolfpack Vs Kansas Jayhawks

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Midwest Regional Finals featured two icons of college coaching in Larry Brown at Kansas University and Jim Valvano at North Carolina State University…..as Valvano led his Wolfpack team to the National Championship in 1983…..and Brown would lead his Jayhawks team to the National Championship just two years…

NCAAW Basketball – 1985 – Special – The Ball Size Change + 1st Dunk + Iowa Sets Attendance Record

DOG ASIDE:  This 1986 NCAA women’s basketball special was aired on CBS Sports and hosted by Brent Musburger just before the Women’s Final Four was to take place at the University of Texas Erwin Center….with the first spotlight being cast on the decision to change the size of the basketball played in NCAA sanctioned games.  …

NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Cowboys Vs Rams – 4th Qtr & Post Game Show

DOG ASIDE:    Although the Cowboys got their lunchbox handed to them by the Los Angeles Rams….and RB Eric Dickerson….who was part of The Pony Express along with RB Craig James at SMU in Dallas, TX from 1979 to 1983….as the future Pro Football Hall of Fame Member sliced up the Cowboys for a record 248…

NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Chicago Bears Vs New York Giants – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:    This 1985 NFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Chicago Bears verses the New York Giants features a tremendous number of Pro Football Hall of Fame Members…..starting with the two coaches….Bears Mike Ditka and Giants Bill Parcells….including the Bears RB Walter Payton, LB Mike Singletary, DE Richard Dent and DT/DE Dan Hampton….while the…

NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Chicago Bears Vs New York Giants – 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE:   The 1985 Chicago Bears won 15 games and lost one….as the SF 49’ers had the year before….after winning their first twelve before losing….when the Bears’ defense was ranked first in the league….and allowed only 198 total points (12.4 points per game) for the season….and winning the NFC Central Division by seven games over the…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Midwest Region Finals – NC State Wolfpack VS Kansas Jayhawks

DOG ASIDE:   Coach Jim Valvano, in his 6th season at North Carolina State, brought his mens basketball team into the NCAA Midwest Regional Finals against the Kansas Jayhawks at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO with a record of 21 – 12….after the Wolfpack had placed 4th in the ACC with a record of…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – CBS Preview NCAAM & NCAAW Tourney – Hosts Brent Musberger & Billy Packer

DOG ASIDE:   CBS has owned the television rights to the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament since 1982….as their lead broadcast team of Brent Musberger and Billy Packer became legends in the world of sports broadcasting as a result of their longtime work with CBS while leading their broadcast team all the way to the Final…

NCAA Football – 1986 – 50th Cotton Bowl Classic – Texas A & M VS Auburn – Featuring Bo Jackson

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1986 50th Cotton Bowl Classic between the Texas A & M Aggies against the Auburn University Tigers / War Eagles (as they couldn’t ever really decide which they were) in a game that featured one of the greatest collegiate and professional running backs in football history in Bo Jackson…..who just might have…